Special Sessions

Note: Call for special session proposals are closed. All the special session chairs ensures the fulfilment of necessary guidelines to run the session in the conference.


Special Session -1: Security and Privacy Preservation Techniques for IoT and Cloud Computing.

Topics: Cryptography, Information Security and Hiding, Security Threat Analysis and its Evaluation, Light-weight Cryptography Techniques, Security Mechanisms Design Principles, IoT & Big Data, Energy efficient acquisition techniques, Cloud Security Optimization techniques, Grid Computing, Fog/Edge Computing, Storage and Processing techniques to Big Data & IoT, IoT Big Data analytic tools and techniques, Cryptography Techniques for Artificial Intelligence, Cyber Security Data extraction Techniques.

Session Chair(s):

Dr. Gautam Kumar, CMR Engineering College, Hyderabad, India

Dr. Vinit Gunjan, CMR Institute of Technology, Hyderabad, India

Dr. Vijendra Solanki, CMR Institute of Technology, Hyderabad, India


Special Session -2: Parallel, Distributed and Grid Computing Applications and Technologies.

Topics: Algorithms and Bioinformatics Applications, Including E-Science and E-Business Applications, Architectures and Fabrics, Distributed and Large-Scale Data Access and Management, Core Grid Infrastructure, Peer to Peer Protocols in Grid Computing, Network Support for Grid Computing, Monitoring, Management and Organization Tools, Networking and Security, Performance Measurement and Modeling, Metadata, Ontology, and Provenance, Middleware and Toolkits for Grid Computing, Computing and Programming Models, Programming Tools and Environments, Distributed Problem Solving, Creation and Management of Virtual Enterprises and Organizations, Information Services, Resource Management, Scheduling, and Runtime Environments, Scientific, Industrial and Social Implications, QoS and SLA Negotiation, Grid Economy and Business Models, Autonomic and Utility Computing on Global Grids, Cluster and Grid Integration Issues, Web Services, Semantic Grid and Web 2.0, Grid Related Applications

Session Chair(s):

Dr R.K.Saini, School of Computing, DIT University, Dehradun India

Mr Ravindra Sharma, Swami Rama Himalayan University, Dehradun, India


Special Session -3: Interconnection Networks and Network based Computing.

Topics: Mobile Ad Hoc Networks, General-Purpose Network Performance for Distributed Applications, Network Protocols, Internet Technology, Optical Interconnections and Computing, Novel Network Topologies, Web Computing.

Session Chair:

Dr. Madan Mohan Agarwal, Birla Institute of Technology, Mesra, Jaipur Campus, Jaipur, India


Special Session -4: Machine learning and Artificial Intelligence in Real Life.

Topics: Machine learning is an application of Artificial Intelligence in which machines learn on their own on the basis of previous experience and predicts the outcomes. Machine learning solutions have become key in all areas.ML could be considered to be the subset of Artificial intelligence, just a technique to realize Artificial Intelligence.

Session Chair:

Dr. B.K.Verma, Professor, Chandigarh Engineering College, Landran, Mohali, India


Special Session -5: Distributed Computing: Applications, Challenges and Implementation Techniques.

Topics: Wireless sensor networks, Distributed networks, Distributed database management systems, QOS in distributed computation, Mobile ad-hoc networks, Network security, parallel computation, Scalable networks, load balancing, Network optimization techniques, Network reliability, Fault tolerant networks, Optimized computation, Parallel/distributed algorithms, Cloud/Grid computing, Energy conservation in computation, Big data analytics etc.

Session Chair:
Dr. Dinesh Chander Verma, Panipat Institute of Engineering and Technology, Panipat, India


Special Session -6: Learning and Meta Heuristic Algorithms for Optimization for Cloud.

Topics: Optimization algorithm, ML and AI based approaches, task scheduling, Resource allocation, Virtual machine migration, power efficient algorithms, trust and fault aware algorithms, security protocols for cloud. Resource scaling in cloud, bio-inspire algorithm for scheduling in cloud.

Session Chair:
Dr. Punit Gupta, Manipal University Jaipur, Jaipur, India


Special Session -7: Evolving Technologies for Computing and Data Analytics.

Topics: Cluster, Grid & Cloud Computing, Soft Computing, Mobile Computing, Big Data Computing, Machine Learning, Engineering data mining, Data Mining in Healthcare data, Data mining in security, High performance data mining algorithms, Biomedical image analysis, Deep Learning, Applications of Computational Intelligence techniques in Science, Engineering,  and Education etc.

Session Chair(s):
Dr. Meenakshi Sood, Department of CDC, NITTTR, Chandigarh, India

Dr. Shruti  Jain, Department of ECE, Jaypee University of Information Technology, Solan, 173234, Himachal Pradesh, India


Special Session -8: Neural Networks and Deep Learning based Methods for Digital Image Processing.

Topics: Digital Image processing have been widely adopted and introduced in the areas of engineering, manufacturing, weather monitoring, transportation etc. to collect data to improve the quality of decision making, but issues arise, such as large volumes of data, incomplete and incompatible data sets and noise data etc. that prevent from realizing the true value and exploiting their full potentials. Machine learning and deep learning methods have been used as powerful tools to perform feature detection/extraction and trend estimation/forecasting in image processing applications. Supervised machine learning methods, can be exploited in the applications pertinent to prediction and classification, whereas unsupervised machine learning can be utilized for data de-noising. The objective of this special session is to concentrate on all aspects and future research directions related to neural networks and deep learning based methods for digital image processing. 

Session Chair(s):
Dr. Ashwani Kumar, Vardhaman College of Engineering, Hyderabad, Telangana, India

Dr. D. Raman,  Vardhaman College of Engineering, Hyderabad, Telangana, India

Dr. Dileep Kumar Yadav,  School of Computing Science & Engineering, Galgotias University, Greater Noida, India


Special Session -9: Research in Artificial intelligences, Internet of things and ML/DL as a new paradigms: Issues Opportunities and their Challenges .

Topics: IoT and AI for Consumer Application, IoT and AI for education application, IoT and DL for Healthcare data, IoT and industrial, Government application, IoT and AI for building application, IoT with architecture, IoT and AI with devices, IoT with technology etc.

Session Chair(s):
Dr. Rahul Deo Sah, Dr. Shyama Prasad Mukherjee University, Ranchi, India.
Dr. Jitendra Sheetlani, Sri Satya Sai University of Technology and Medical sciences (SSSUTM), Sehore, India


Special Session -10: A Distributed Quantum Computing in Cloud Fog and Sensor Network with Issues, Applications, and Challenges.

Topics: Sensor nodes and devices, Sensor networks, Topologies for MANET, VANET, FANET, WSN, UWSN, Sensor networks communication, Sensor networks for aquaculture,Underwater surveillance and monitoring, Databases and big data for systems control, Underwater modems, Energy and QoS aware Resource, scheduling in Cloud Computing, Resource monitoring and pricing, Fault tolerance, Resource elasticity, Automatic reconfiguration, self-healing/monitoring, Load balancing, Service level agreements, integration, management, Quantum computers, Embedded Systems

Session Chair(s):
Dr.Ashok Kumar, Chitkara University Institute of Engineering &Technology, Chitkara University, Punjab, India
Dr. Nitin Goyal, Chitkara University Institute of Engineering &Technology, Chitkara University, Punjab, India


Special Session -11: Image Processing, AI & Machine Learning: Recent Trends and Future Scope.

Topics: Image Analysis, Image Segmentation, Image Recognition, Image Processing Applications, Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, Deep Learning, Active Machine Learning, Clustering, Classification and Regression Methods, Supervised, Semi-Supervised and Unsupervised Learning, Unsupervised Pretrained Networks (UPNs), Convolutional Neural Networks (CNNs), Recurrent Neural Networks, Machine Learning Applications.

Session Chair(s):
Dr. Singara Singh Kasana, Thapar institute f Engineering and Technology, Patiala, India
Dr. Himanshu Jindal, Jaypee University of Information Technology, Solan, Himachal Pradesh, India
Dr. Monika Bharti, Jaypee University of Information Technology, Solan, Himachal Pradesh, India


Special Session -12: Emerging Applications of IoT, Deep learning and its impact on Image processing.

Topics: Convergences in application use cases Large-scale data processing in industries, Scheduling large-scale data, Protocols for robust communication, Security issues in industries, Emerging areas in IoT/deep learnings, Novel service infrastructure for industrial revolution applications, State-of-the-art frameworks for industries, Revolutionary topics in Smart environments (smart homes, transportation, healthcare, etc.), Image processing analytics

Session Chair(s):
Dr. Rajesh Kumar, Thapar institute f Engineering and Technology, Patiala, India
Dr. Amritpal Singh, NIT Jalandhar, India
Dr. Monika Bharti, Jaypee University of Information Technology, Solan, HP, India
Dr. Aman Sharma, Jaypee University of Information Technology, Solan, HP, India


Special Session -13: E-Healthcaredata Analytics and Security.

Topics: Healthcare Data Analytics, Medical Imaging, Electronic Health Records, EHR- Authentication, EHR-Security, Medical Image Watermarking, Personal Health Records, Healthcare Information Systems, m-health, Telemedicine, Personal Health Record-privacy.

Session Chair(s):
Dr. Rinkle Rani, Thapar institute f Engineering and Technology, Patiala, India
Dr. Himanshu Aggarwal, Punjabi University, Patiala,India
Dr. Aman Sharma, Jaypee University of Information Technology, Solan, HP, India
Dr. Himanshu Jindal, Jaypee University of Information Technology, Solan, HP, India


Special Session -14: Recent Advances for Processing of Natural Languages.

Topics: Natural Language Processing (NLP) for Indian languages has been an area of thrust not only by researchers but also by various government agencies and ministries. The fact that Indian languages are mostly low-resource, highly inflectional and very prone to variations owing to various dialects, poses a big challenge for their processing as well as modelling from computational linguistic perspective. This topic also owes significance to the recent usage of Deep Learning techniques for NLP of Indian languages, in addition to the conventional approaches including BOW, VSDM and n-gram model. The papers pertinent to the said theme and including Semantics, Syntax, Pragmatics, Phonetics and Morphology of Indian languages are welcome. The papers for NLP of South-east Asian languages and in general from other parts of the world for various international languages are also welcome.

Session Chair:
Prof. Dr. Jatinder Kumar R. Saini, Symbiosis International Deemed University, Pune, Maharashtra, India


Special Session -15: Multicore System Architect and Applications.

Topics: Programming Languages and Compiler for Multicore, Optimization techniques for Multicore, Operating system, Scheduling Algorithms, Applications specific parallel programming requirements for Robots, Data analysis and Web technology for Multicore environment.

Session Chair:
Dr. D.C. Kiran, PES University, Bengaluru, India


Special Session -16: Recent Advances in Internet of Things, Artificial Intelligence & Big Data.

Topics: Big Data Analytics, High Performance Computing, Cloud Computing, Computational Intelligence, Applications of Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning, Internet of Things (IOT) Applications and Technologies, Security, Privacy and Trust, Computer Vision and Object Recognition, Image Processing & Pattern Recognition, Intelligence and Knowledge Engineering, Data Mining, Neural Network and Deep Learning, Pattern Recognition, Robotics and Human Machine Interface, Sensor Networks, Wireless Technologies, Big Data and Security, Network Design and Architecture, Machine to Machine Communications, Data Analysis and Visualization for Smart City, Green Systems and Transport Systems, Data Processing Techniques, Visualization and Modern Technologies, Microservices in Cloud-Based Infrastructure, Cybersecurity, Data Security & Privacy Technologies, Malware Forensics, Network Security, Trust Management, Blockchain Security and Privacy, Deep Learning Applications, Knowledge Representation, Natural Language Processing, Deep Learning & Neural Networks, Business Intelligence, Pattern Recognition, Parallel Computing, Semantic Web Techniques and Technologies, Soft Computing Theory and Applications.

Session Chair:

Dr. Pankaj Dadheech, Swami Keshvanand Institute of Technology, Management & Gramothan (SKIT), Ramnagaria, Jagatpura, Jaipur, Rajasthan, India


Special Session -17: Recent Trends on Different approaches of Cryptographic Protocol and Algorithms for Wireless Communication and Multimedia Application.

Topics: Nowadays, many wireless communication systems are coming forward to provide higher data rates, high throughput, low latency and low bit error rate. It will be allowed to implement many wireless systems such as multimedia communication, sensor communication, data communication, digital communication, Satellite communication, optical communication, mobile communication and vehicular communication. But it failed to give security to the data or information shared between the end users. So researchers are encouraged to develop the novel cryptographic algorithm or protocol for the above mentioned communication system. Because , most of the communication system  have less security features such as  authentication, integrity, non-repudiation, Denial of Service, privacy and confidentiality.

Session Chair:
Dr. P. Vijayakumar, Associate Professor, School of Electronics Engineering, Vellore Institute of Technology, Chennai, Tamilnadu, India

Call For Special Sessions

Note: Call for special session proposals are closed.


2020 Sixth International Conference on Parallel, Distributed and Grid Computing (PDGC) will be organized at Jaypee University of Information Technology, Waknaghat, Solan, Himachal Pradesh, India.

The PDGC-2020 conference has been held biannually since 2010. The conference gathers more than 400 attendees every year including delegates from academia, undergraduate, graduate and PhD students, researchers, and professionals from the industry with different technology backgrounds.

PDGC-2020 conference is proposed as a catalyst to promote interactions between industry and academia. A wide spectrum of research results will be presented, with potential practical applications in current industrial technology, as well as industry and application-driven developments.

PDGC-2020 conference invites the authors to electronically submit their paper using IEEE format written in English, of up to 6 pages (Full Paper) and 4 pages (Short Paper), full paper presenting the results of original research or innovative and short paper may have partially completed with theoretically established idea to practical applications relevant to the conference. All submissions are to be done electronically using EDAS Conference Management System and all accepted and presented papers will be sent to IEEE Xplore for their further possible publication and indexing with various database like ACM Digital Library, DBLP, Compendex, ScienceDirect, Scopus, Google Scholar, INSPEC, JournalTOCs, CiteSeerX, Web of Science, Journal Citation Report(JCR), and ERIC etc.

The Conference focuses on all aspects related to research, development, and applications of Parallel, Distributed and Grid Computing. A non-exhaustive list of topics of interest for the PDGC-2020 conference is mentioned at the home page of the conference:

Special Session proposals are solicited on topics listed above or on others Parallel, Distributed and Grid Computing related areas. The Special Sessions proposals have to be submitted to the Conference Committee by email ( in the prescribed format.


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